The last time I had real sugar cane was waaaaayyyyy back in 1974 while I was in the Navy. Our ship stopped in Jamaica and all I remember was a long walk into town passing through sugar cane fields. I was with about a dozen guys and on that walk into town we would break off pieces of sugar cane and chew on the stalks. They were a delicious pure sugary taste that was quite enjoyable to chew.
|Florida Green Sugar Cane and Florida Sweet Red Sugar Cane about to get planted|
You can find just about anything on EBAY nowadays. Sure enough I entered sugar cane and found a bazillion people selling sugar cane starter stalks to grow. I received 4-5 stalks of the following varieties: Rare Asian black, Florida Sweet Red, and Florida Green. I soaked them in water for a couple hours and then planted all of them in pots which were then filed away in a corner of the yard. Hopefully by next year there there will be a lot of activity in the pots.
|Future Sweet Sugar cane plantation|